Tuesday, December 09, 2003

This is some fun, happy news:
    ANGEL's big guy is getting behind the camera lens for an upcoming episode of the show. David Boreanaz told Sci Fi Wire that he's directed an episode of the show, "Soul Purpose", which will air on January 21 next year. "It's got a JACOB'S LADDER feel to it," the actor told the website.

I noticed a few years ago that, rather surprisingly, none of the BUFFY or ANGEL cast members had directed any episodes, which was rather odd considering how often that seems to happen on long-running series. (HOMICIDE's Clark Johnson may be one of the best examples of someone making the TV-series-actor-to-director jump; he directed SWAT this past summer, which was far more fun than it had any right to be.) This season of ANGEL has been surprisingly strong, given the age of the series, the addition of Spike to the cast, the mysterious loss of Charisma Carpenter from the cast, and the potentially shark-jump-inducing premise switch. Boreanaz himself has been doing some rather subtle acting, as someone who's lost nearly everything he had but can't quite give up, either.

Plus, they did that amazing flashback episode about the demon-fighting Mexican wrestler brothers, which featured the immortal line, "Andale! Andale! The devil has built a robot!"

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